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Animal Images In Prehistoric Rock Art: Looking Beyond Europe

Enlarge this image This June 2008 photo shows an ancient Aboriginal rock carving in the Burrup Peninsula in the north of Western Australia. Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images Rock art images of bulls, bison, horses, lions, rhinoceros, and other animals from caves like Lascaux and Chauvet in France and Altamira in Spain have become popular icons showcasing the antiquity of human-animal relationships, as well as human creativity. Recent finds in two rock shelters in France of engraved aurochs, ibex, horse and mammoth dated to 38,000…

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